Vincent Baehl


Vincent A. Baehl, 76, of Fort Myers, Fla., formally of Fort Branch, Ind., passed away on Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at The Springs in Fort Myers, Fla. He was born on March 9, 1938 in Gibson County, Ind., to the late Leroy and Cecilia (Schaefer) Baehl. Vince was a member of the St. Columbkille Catholic Church Ft. Myers, Fla. He had worked at Scotty’s Lawn and Garden and retired from Whirlpool Corporation, Evansville, Ind., in 1993 but volunteered at the hospital and church in Fort Myers, Fla. He dated and married the love of his life after high school, Shirley (Ice) Baehl, who was called home on September 13, 2011.
Vince is survived by four children, Kent (Doris) Baehl, of Ft. Branch, Ind.; Steven Baehl, of Katy, Texas; Michele (Thomas) Schmitt, of Poseyville, Ind., Alicia (Scott) Taylor, of Evansville, Ind. Also surviving are 13 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; his brothers, Robert and Daniel, of Evansville, and Clem, of Haubstadt, survive him, as well as sisters, Diane Tuley, of Evansville and sister, Leah Baehl, of Peru, South America. Vince is also survived by his close companion, Pam Van Nest, of Fort Myers, Fla., as well as many friends.
Along with his beloved wife and parents, he is preceded in death by his siblings, Sister Mary Baehl, Norma Lee Goedde and Stephen Baehl.
A Mass of Christian Burial was conducted on Monday, September 15,2014 at 11 a.m. at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Ft. Branch, Ind. Fathers Tony Ernst and Sudahkar Bhastati will be co-celebrants. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation was on Sunday, September 14, 2011 from 3 to 8 p.m. at the Stodghill Funeral Home in Ft. Branch, Ind., and again from 10 a.m. until service time at the church on Monday. A Rosary will be recited on Sunday evening at 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home.
The family request that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Holy Cross Catholic Church in Ft. Branch, Ind. Expressions of sympathy can be made at www.StodghillFuneralHome.com – See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/courierpress/obituary.aspx?n=vincent-baehl&pid=172434004&fhid=20422&FBNF=ShareObitAt#.VBN2s5cAs8A.facebook

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